How to boost clinical trial diversity

2021-06-08

John Reaves volunteered for a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial after he started getting calls about people he'd known who had died of the disease and seeing a 17-year-old man on television whose parents had died of COVID-19. Reaves, who is Black, has two tips for boosting clinical trial diversity: pair participants with others in the trial to share their journey and compare notes, and acknowledge and address the existence of bias.

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